A new wound care device can help patients heal faster by detecting potentially harmful bacteria in wounds, allowing for more targeted treatment.

The MolecuLight i:X is a noninvasive, handheld fluorescent imaging device that emits a violet light, illuminating bacteria not visible to the naked eye.

This can improve wound care at every stage, from assessment and cleaning to debridement and treatment.

Here’s a closer look at how it works and why it represents a significant advancement in wound care.